In some cases, you will need to make changes to or delete all or some records in a tables. ActiveJDBC provides a couple of convenience methods for this.

Updating all records in table

The static method Model.updateAll() provides a way to update all records in a corresponding table:

Person.updateAll("last_name = ?", "Smith");

In the example above, all records in a table PEOPLE will be updates such, that the last_name column will be set to value "Smith".

Updating selected records in table

The static method Model.update() will do the job:

Person.update("name = ?, last_name = ?", "name like ?", "Steve", "Johnson", "%J%");

In the example above, all records where name like '%J%' will be updated to have name = Steve and last name = "Johnson". In other words, the first argument to the method is what to update to, the second is conditions for selection, followed by a list of replacement arguments for both.

Updating of updated_at

Both batch methods described above will respect ActiveJDBC conventions and will also update the updated_at column to the current system time for all updated records.

Deleting records

Following the same pattern, Model.delete() is a convenient way to delete selected records:

Person.delete("age > ?", "10");

Here, all records will be deleted where column age has a value greater than 10. This is self-explanatory

Deleting all records

Person.deleteAll();

This does not require explanation.

Complex batch operations

ActiveJDBC provides a way to actually batch destructive operations into a single batch. In some cases it can provide significant performance improvements

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 PreparedStatement ps = Base.startBatch("insert into people (NAME, LAST_NAME, DOB) values(?, ?, ?)");
 Base.addBatch(ps, "Mic", "Jagger", "1962-01-01");
 Base.addBatch(ps, "Marilyn", "Monroe", "1932-01-01");
 Base.executeBatch(ps);
 ps.close();

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